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Local Sources for Census 2000
The Census Bureau's 12 Regional Offices conduct data workshops, seminars and training sessions, and site visits that reach virtually every segment of the American population.
State Data Centers are located in state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments (in each state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). These Centers provide easy and efficient access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information. The State Data Centers also provide training and technical assistance, among other services.
Census Information Centers are located at 59 national, regional, and local non-profit organizations, which represent the interests of underserved communities. These centers provide access to census information for the public and the communities they serve.
Depository Library Program (FDLP) disseminates
information products from all three branches of the Government
to more than 1,300 libraries nationwide. Libraries that have
been designated as Federal depositories maintain these
information products as part of their existing collections and
are responsible for assuring that the public has free access
to the material provided by the FDLP. Each congressional
district has at least one depository library. Libraries
identified as Regional Depository Libraries usually have
extensive collections of Census Bureau publications and
electronic products. Other depository libraries often have a
more limited selection of census products.